ANTH 142 SC - Culture and Politics in Latin America
This anthropology course considers the relationship between cultural practice, politics, and history in the region of the world now known as Latin America. This will involve taking apart reified notions of regional or national "cultures" to instead consider how cultural practices are complex and fundamentally power-laden. We trace how social relations in Latin America take shape in light of legacies of colonialism, transatlantic slavery, mestizo nation-building, and more. Importantly, we consider what ethnographic approaches might tell us about everyday forms of living and self-making, as well as about political struggles over land, labor, and cultural recognition in the region.
Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: Every other year
Please refer to the course schedule on the Scripps Portal for current course offerings and details.
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